Monday, October 26, 2009

Two for the price of one!

I'm getting a bit spoiled by the cool weather. Sunday was significantly warmer then recent, so instead of getting up super early to run, I opted to sleep in instead. However, I did get to the gym in the afternoon, and stayed on the treadmill for an hour! I ran about 4.5 miles:

400m walking at 3.5 mph
4 miles running at 4.5 mph
400 m walking at 3.5 mph

I actually ran out of time...at 60 minutes the treadmill automatically starts a cool down phase. :) Oh, and what helped me not get bored on the treadmill? Thankfully at Crew it's never very crowded, so I was able to plop down right in front of a TV, get the remote all to myself, put on the Men in Black movie, AND set up the large fan directly behind me. Oh, life at a gym is plush.

This morning DF and I got up to go to the gym. I started with a mile run:

400 m walking at 3.5
800 m running at 6 mph
400 m walking at 3.5

Then I moved on to lift weights.

Bicep curls at 10 lbs each arm
Over-the-head triceps at 20 lbs
Shoulder press at 10 lbs each arm
Chest Press at 10 lbs each arm

I also caught up with the cardio cycling instructor. She teaches a class M W F at 5:30 am. My mom does cardio cycling, and I think it would be a great calorie burning, cross training exercise.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Easy" run

Hopped on the treadmill last night to complete an easy run. Turns out, as one could imagine, that unless you are doing tempo or interval training, treadmills are really boring.

400 m 3.5 mph
2000 m 4.5 mph
400 m 3.5 mph

So close to 2.25 miles. My calves were pretty tight the whole time, which might be a treadmill thing? After wards I went a did some weights:

15 lbs, over the head triceps
10 lbs, each hand bicep curls

I did the weights on Sunday too at home. Gotta start working on those Obama-mama arms I want to show off in my wedding dress!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Changing seasons brings....

sunburns, longer runs, more sleep, more running company...

Yay! This morning when I woke up (at 7:15 am) it was 54 degrees out! Perfect for a run, if not a bit cold.

DF and I headed out for the run a bit before 8. He biked while I ran. I covered a little less then 12 miles. I drank a lot of water (a gallon!) and ate 4 Gu packets. I def got tired out towards the end, but it felt pretty good.

However, I was exhausted afterwards! I really need to get back to mandatory nap time.

My course was out our block the long way and then around W. 11th St Park and then all the way up the White Oak Bayou Trail and back. It was georgeous out, and eventually got pretty sunny...I'm not quite burned but my freckles multiplied.

Yay! I'm officially tapering. I have been thinking about doing the Koala and Luke's Locker Half, but it's just so time consuming and I dont want to be a zombie all day Sunday (we're carving pumpkins!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tues 13th

Another night on the treadmill.

400 m 3.5 mph
400 m 4.5 mph
400 m 6 mph
400 m 3.5 mph
400 m 6 mph
400 m 3.5 mph
400 m 6 mph
400 m 3.5 mph
400 m 6 mph
400 m 3.5 mph

Total: Approximately 2.5 miles

Didn't run this weekend because I was supposed to run Sunday and woke up to pouring rain. Oh, laziness, you win again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tues 6th run

Hopped on the treadmill:

400 m 3.5 mph
1600 m 4.5 mph
400 m 3.5 mph
800 m 5 mph
400 m 3.5 mph

Total: approximately 2 miles

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Long run!

I had a GREAT long run this morning. Today is a big day (engagement and birthday party tonight) so I knew I didn't want to get up really early to go running with HoustonFit. So I set the alarm for 6 am and DF and I went out. His foot is still bothering him, so he biked alongside me! I ran about 9.7 miles, and then added on another mile of walking (warm up/cool down). It went great. I only took walk breaks for logistics (water breaks, stoplights, etc) and DF was able to help out by keeping me company and safe (and he biked home to refill my water bottles!). It was also lovely out...very comfortable. My most enjoyable run in a long time.

I think I did it in 2:36?